LOGM 3220: Contemporary Logistics
List and briefly explain the different types of flows in a supply chain. Explain why each of these flows
are important in supply chains. (Refer the definition of the supply chain by CSCMP). [10 points]
2) What is the contribution of Logistics sector to the US GDP in last 5 years? Provide references. What
can you predict about the logistics sector’s contribution to the US economy for the next decade? [10
3) What is the contribution of Logistics to the GDP in world’s 5 largest economies? Provide references.
Discuss why the contribution of logistics sector has a wide variation to the GDP?
a) Briefly explain what possession, form, time, and place utility means. [5 points]
b) Describe how logistics contributes to time and place utility. Provide an example for each.
5) Provide three examples to show how technology has impacted logistics management. [20 points]
6) How do you think the trade war with China affects the logistics industry? Discuss in a short essay.
(Minimum 200 words). [20 points]
7) Humanitarian logistics is an example of non-profit uses of logistics. After the hurricane Michael in
2018, what are the challenges you personally faced? Explain how humanitarian logistics can help
people after a disaster like hurricane Michael. [20 points]